Auction 125, Lot 652

"Creta Iovis Magni, Medio Jacet Insula Ponto", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Crete

Period: 1660 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm

A handsome map of ancient Crete based on the map by Ortelius that he compiled from classical and contemporary sources. The mythical labyrinth of the Minotaur is located near present-day Gournia. The map is decorated with a variety of ships, a sea monster, two compass roses and three strapwork cartouches. Dutch text on verso.


Condition: B+

Good impression and original color. There are several tears, paper loss, and soil in the margins but the map itself is sound.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/24/2008